Written by Beverley Lennon
Edited by Candice Neo
From the lively beaches of Seminyak to the quiet stretches of Nusa Dua, there’s a multitude of accommodation options to choose from when in Bali. The best Bali beach resorts for couples might include the well-known Renaissance Uluwatu, rated as one of the top hotels for honeymoons in Bali.
For parents traveling with children, the island also offers a collection of family-friendly beach resorts, some of which are all-inclusive hotels with daily activities, fun kids clubs, waterslides and more!
While it’s no secret that Bali is home to some of the world’s finest 5-star hotels and luxury resorts, among which are some incredible beach stays, some of them are better than others – if you know where to look. Plan your trip with our list of the best beach resorts in Bali to wake up to magical ocean views!
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1. Discover a dreamy tropical hideaway – Candi Beach Resort and Spa (East Bali)
Candi Beach Resort and Spa is tucked into a lush coconut grove in tranquil East Bali. If you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet and want to experience the vibrant charm of unspoilt Balinese nature, this is the place for you.
The resort offers immaculate views of the Bali sea from the spacious balcony of the luxury Ocean View Suite, where the elegant Balinese decor invites you to leave your worries behind and simply soak in the healing frequencies of the island.
Oh and did we mention that there’s also a jacuzzi out on the balcony?
As ever in paradise, Candi also features a massive pool surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the beach, with intimate bales offering the perfect spot for an indulgent after-swim nap.
The resort’s signature restaurant’s name Biru is the Indonesian word for blue and true enough, the scenic restaurant allows you to feast your eyes on the azure hues of the ocean. You can also chill by the resort’s lavish pool bar, Ombak.
Though Candi is slightly removed from the most bustling heart of South Bali, you might find little reason to actually leave the resort at all. Here, you can try a variety of adventurous activities including some of Bali’s best diving, snorkelling and trekking through the lush forests. You could even try your hand at a Balinese cooking class!2. With a romantic chapel and Balinese dances – Conrad Bali (Benoa)
Each of the Conrad Bali’s coveted Deluxe Ocean Rooms features a spacious balcony where you can easily while away an entire day while gazing out into the azure hues of the Indian Ocean.
You can also enjoy stunning views from the swimming pool, which opens out to sweeping beachside vistas.
If you’re after a dinner and a show, look no further than Suku, which offers cuisine inspired by Asian street food as well as hosting Balinese dance performances on selected nights. And don’t worry about bringing the kids along – children up to 12 years old eat for free when dining with a parent!
No trip to Bali is complete without treating yourself to a pampering visit to the spa. Conrad Bali’s Jiwa Spa offers therapeutic treatments and luxury rituals as well as spa treatments specially designed for men and children as well.
If you are in a romantic mood, Conrad Bali also happens to house one of the most gorgeous wedding chapels in Bali. The resort’s exquisite Infinity Chapel appears to be floating on water and offers some truly iconic photo-ops, even if you’re not planning to tie the knot anytime soon.
3. Experience a luxe stay with an authentic local touch – Sadara Boutique Beach Resort (Benoa)
Originating from the ‘90s, Sadara Boutique Beach Resort is where tradition meets luxury.
The surroundings and guestrooms are exclusively designed to pay tribute to the island’s local heritage – they’ll transport you back in time with crafted furniture and other artistic items that can be found in traditional Balinese houses.
Start with a feast for the eyes – the resort offers lavishing views of the ocean that you can relish from your balcony or while lazing comfortably in one of the several pouffes located on the beachfront area.
Nothing compares to sunrise by the beach while the rest of the world is asleep!
Then, fill your stomach at the Rasala Kitchen – the resident food sanctuary.
You’ll keep yourself busy with several activities offered around the resort. Tea for two? Yoga? Cooking class? Romantic dinner? A relaxing spa treatment or a chilling session at the pool bar? There’s something for everyone but surely the ocean will keep you lounging on the beach most of the time!
There, happy hour is also referred to as nap time. With its modern reincarnation of Balinese culture, you can expect airy rooms furnished in other natural materials and beautified with modern décor. Talk about sustainability and chic high-end concept!
Recipe to a perfect ocean-view? You book one featuring a balcony, and the Royal Suite Ocean View takes it to a whole new level!
4. Check into a luxurious sanctuary nestled on a clifftop – Renaissance Bali Uluwatu
While most people only think of Uluwatu, as the place to go to find wooden shacks and surf camps, it’s also a place of great luxury.
Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is the pioneer of luxurious experiences down south, sitting atop sprawling cliffs and above crashing waves, this incredible display of architecture is the ideal place to base yourself for exploring all the unique things to do around there. One thing is for sure – you can expect to be fully immersed in peace and quiet during your stay here.
The infinity pool is by far the most spectacular aspect of their resort, blame it on the views it has to offer. Truth be told, you could easily get lost in time just soaking your body and indulging in some boozy cocktails or poolside snacks. If that’s not relaxing enough for you, take a trip to their spa for some truly soothing treatments. Even your little ones can enjoy some pampering services!
Coming to your resting abode, be ready for even better views. Get to choose between lush green gardens or splurge a little to feast on endless views of the blue horizon with a stay at their Deluxe Ocean Room!
Besides lazing away the day, you can also sign up for a pottery or cooking class at Clay Craft – their art and craft inspired restaurant!
Now, if you manage to leave your cocoon, just head on down to Roosterfish Beach Club, their very own place which is located a short shuttle ride away! If luck is on your side, you could be in for a party of a lifetime, with live DJs and more. With plenty of space to run free, their beach club is also family-friendly!
5. Fall in love with ocean vistas and French decadence – Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
Starting your day at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is pretty much the closest thing you can get to waking up in heaven – especially if you’re staying in their magnificent Luxury Room complete with stunning views of the ocean and direct access to a pristine stretch of white sandy beach.
With its trademark and exclusively designed plush king-sized bed and sleek French interior, the spacious room is chic as can be. And to top it all off, you can even enjoy your morning coffee out on the lavish balcony, which opens out to deep-blue ocean vistas that embellish the pristine and secluded Nusa Dua coastline.
Your room also comes with an elegant bathroom consisting of a separate bathtub and rain shower, with French designer bathroom amenities.
If breathing in all that fresh sea air should make you feel hungry, Sofitel offers some seriously delicious dining options. The resort’s Kwee Zeen restaurant treats guests to a sumptuous feast of Pan-Asian flavours, while Cut Catch Cucina is renowned for offering one of the best weekend brunches on the island.
The signature restaurant offers premium meat cuts, whether it’s top-quality wagyu, Angus or Kurobuta, processed by a Diamond Wood fired oven with a broiler and antique rotisserie.
Or then again, you could just settle for enjoying a royal breakfast in bed.
And you’ll love the L’Oh Pool Bar too. Let’s face it – nothing really beats enjoying spectacular evening sunsets amidst pristine beachfront landscapes, and sipping cocktails while luxuriating in the pool, right?
Don’t forget to finish your day off with a stint at Sofitel’s glamorous SoSPA that’s tucked away in a secluded corner of the resort, where you can indulge in a multi-treatment package or simply opt for a soothing massage in peace and privacy.
6. Enjoy classy ocean views from every corner – Hilton Bali Resort (Nusa Dua)
Hilton Bali Resort is a luxury hideaway tucked into the majestic cliffs of Nusa Dua, with a white stretch of sand inviting you in to splash around in the salty waves of the ocean.